Chidambaram’s hypocrisy

But Chidambaram is no patriot; in fact, his actions have against national security, if not exactly traitorous. He birthed and popularized the concept of Hindu terror

Chidambaram’s hypocrisy
Chidambaram’s hypocrisy

The senior Congress leader, who has behaved tyrannically all his life, now talks about liberty and justice

If a Martian had landed at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi at 7.45 p.m. on August 20, he would have concluded that the greatest champion of individual liberty on earth was Congress leader and former Union minister P. Chidambaram. So impressive was Chidambaram’s speech at the press conference that not just the Martian but even many educated Indians would have seen him as a descendant of John Stuart Mill and Lord Acton. Except that he is not; he is indeed an enemy of freedom.

But his statement first. Hiding from investigative agencies for about 27 hours in connection with corruption cases, and appearing dramatically at the party office, Chidambaram said, “I believe the foundation of democracy is liberty. If asked to choose between life and liberty, I would choose liberty.” The great patriot Bhagat Singh could not have spoken better.

The Indian politician’s propensity to speechify is infinite. Similarly, his hypocrisy knows no bounds. He can deliver an excellent sermon on the nobility of chaste life—emerging right from a brothel

But Chidambaram is no patriot; in fact, his actions have against national security, if not exactly traitorous. He birthed and popularized the concept of Hindu terror. The jury is on the subject whether it exists. In his zeal to malign Hindutva, which he thought would improve the prospects of the Congress, he did not leave any stone unturned. He went to the extent of undermining the national interest when it accused Hindu extremists of carrying out the Samjhauta Express blast in 2007; this was despite the fact that the entire world was convinced of the Pakistan role in it.

On January 7, 2009, the US Department of the Treasury “targeted the support networks of al Qaida and Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LET) in Pakistan by designating four individuals, Fazeel-A-Tul Shaykh Abu Mohammed Ameen Al-Peshawari, Arif Qasmani, Mohammed Yahya Mujahid, and Nasir Javaid… The designated individuals have provided direct support to al Qaida and LET and have facilitated terrorist attacks, including the July 2006 train bombing in Mumbai, India.”

As for his professed love for liberty, the less said the better. Chidambaram was notorious for bullying reporters and threatening media barons; many journalists suffered because of him. He was a senior member of the Union Cabinet when the draconian Section 66A, which muzzled free speech, was conceived and enacted.

Yet, Chidambaram has the cheek to talk about liberty and justice. “I was aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law,” he said at the press conference where he read out his statement but refused to take any questions. He expressed his faith in the law “even if it is applied by an unequal hand” by the investigative agencies.

“Respect for the law can mean only one thing—await [the Supreme Court’s] decision on Friday… Let’s hope the lamp of liberty will shine bright,” he said.

The Indian politician’s propensity to speechify is infinite. Similarly, his hypocrisy knows no bounds. He can deliver an excellent sermon on the nobility of chaste life—emerging right from a brothel. He can teach anybody willing to listen about the virtues of teetolism—just after a session of binge drinking.

He can sing a paean to liberty and justice—after having crushed both all his life. Chidambaram does that with finesse and panache.

 

Note:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

Ravi Shanker Kapoor

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5 COMMENTS

  1. The Indian politician’s propensity to speechify is infinite. Similarly, his hypocrisy knows no bounds. He can deliver an excellent sermon on the nobility of chaste life—emerging right from a brothel. I love it , says all about this crook 420 conmen of 21st Century.

  2. The same PC was the finance guy in Southern Structural Limited in Tamil Nadu. He swindled crores and the company is closed
    As rightly said by Ranga Nathan he is a crook. I won’t say he is a genius.

  3. KUDOS TO RAVI SHANKER KAPOOR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE SAID ABOUT PC EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR MORE THAN 7-8 YEARS NOW – GENIUS TURNED CROOK, FATHER OF ALL MODERN-DAY CORRUPTIONS IN INDIA, WILL MORTGAGE OR EVEN SELL THE COUNTRY FOR OWN BENEFITS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF DYNASTY (FOR GIVING HIM A FREE HAND TO PRACTICE HIS MOST CROOKED AND UNSRUPULOUS CORRUPT PRACTICES), FOR THE BENEFIT OF PAKISTAN AND ANYBODY WHO IS ANTI-INDIAN – YOU HAVE GIVEN HIM THE RIGHT TITLE ! PLE………………….SE SEND THIS ARTICLE AND MY COMMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT, REQUESTING THEM TO BE A BIT PATRIOTIC AND SEND PC AND EVERYONE CONNECTED WITH HIM INCLUDING HIS SYMPATHIZERS TO RUSSIAN LABOUR CAMP FOR 100 YEARS. INDIAN JAILS ARE TOO MUCH LUXURY FOR THEM (THEY WILL ENSURE TO LIVE A LUXURIOUS LIFE THERE) – and REMEMBER GABBAR SINGH’S WORDS ??!!

  4. The press briefing was very true. His tone was very genuine. The government is hostile with every opponent, chiefly with Congress, more particularly with Chidambaram. Chidambaram exposed the government’s 5 tonne economic policy which is very sub-standard like their all the policies. He is systematically targeted and projected as the only corrupt man in India whereas he may be the one among many who are incapable of attacking the below level government. No politician is honest. Nation should realise the fact.

    • KGK, Chor Chidambaram has Consistently lacked Commitment, Character to uphold the values to remain loyal to his Chettiar Community, Congress and his Country but deep inside he was driven to go after amassing world Currencies by hook or Crook. Started off as a Communist but joined the national Congress left and started his own state Congress, but when the opportune time came he annexed his party back into INC so he could Control Central Politics. Pukka Chor is a seasoned Criminal, Conman, Commission Agent who is Committed &Loyal to NONE.

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